Liposuction isn’t your only option to get rid of excess fat on the abdomen, hips, and thighs. At Med Aesthetics, LLC, in River Forest, Illinois, Thomas F Drost, MD, ND, FACS and his team of aesthetic specialist offer nonsurgical body sculpting treatments to eliminate unwanted pockets of fat and tone your physique. To schedule an appointment with a body sculpting specialist at Med Aesthetics, LLC call or use the online booking tool today.
Body sculpting refers to a variety of nonsurgical, fat reduction procedures. Also called body contouring treatments, these safe and effective procedures use energy-based equipment, such as lasers or radiofrequency devices, to remove fat cells from the body.
Unlike traditional liposuction, which uses a suction device to remove fat from the body through small incisions, body sculpting procedures are noninvasive treatments that can eliminate unwanted fat permanently without surgery or downtime.
There are several types of body sculpting treatments, including:
Injection lipolysis targets fat cells similar to mesotherapy and lipodissolve. Once the fat cells die, your body removes them through its natural lymphatic process.
Laser lipolysis employs thermal energy to heat and permanently damage fat cells. Your body then removes them through a process called apoptosis.
Radiofrequency lipolysis targets fat cells with ultrasound waves. The radiofrequency energy permanently destroys fat cells that your body then removes.
Nonsurgical body contouring treatments can reduce fat nearly anywhere on the body, including the:
The Med Aesthetics, LLC, team can determine the appropriate body sculpting treatment for you based on your aesthetic concerns, goals, and the areas you want to target.
Most body sculpting treatments cause minimal pain and take about 30-60 minutes, so the procedure is quick and comfortable. Once your treatment is over, you can resume your normal activities right away. Most body sculpting treatments require no downtime, though you may experience mild swelling, redness, and tenderness at the treatment site.
Body sculpting is not a weight loss procedure. These treatments help reduce fat and enhance muscle definition. Body sculpting treatments can also help improve the shape of the hips and buttocks for a more shapely physique.
It’s important to maintain a healthy weight when undergoing body contouring treatments. If you’re interested in losing weight before trying body sculpting, the team offers individualized weight loss plans.
To learn more about body sculpting, call Med Aesthetics, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.